CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Grant Riller scored 28 points with eight rebounds and Charleston beat Towson 81-69 on Thursday night to start Colonial Athletic Association play 3-0 for the first time since 2016-17.

Sam Miller added 16 points with nine board and Zep Jasper made all 10 of his free throw attempts and scored 12 points for the Cougars (7-8), who committed just two turnovers in winning their fourth straight. Brevin Galloway scored 11 points and Jaylen McManus added 10.

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Nakye Sanders scored a career-high 20 points and grabbed 11 rebounds and Allen Bertrand scored a career-high 19 points for the Tigers (6-9, 0-3), who have lost three straight. Brian Fobbs had 12 points.

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College of Charleston matches up against James Madison at home on Saturday. Towson plays UNC Wilmington on the road on Saturday.

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